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Biryani’s Love for Jollof

by Samrah Chand Akhtar I looked into Khalid’s warm, kind calm brown eyes and my heart was pounding as we exchanged our sacred vows during our Nikah, I became overwhelmed with a new found rush of respect, love and excitement, “I accept to marry you, according to the book of Allah, the Quran and the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)”, our promises to one another, … Continue reading Biryani’s Love for Jollof

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Lessons In Art

I recently stumbled across Hawwa’s Instagram page and I instantly fell in love with her photography, illustrations and the messages behind her art. I wanted to learn more about the woman behind the work and get some insight into her techniques. She describes herself as an ‘amateur’, hard to believe when you look at her work, but her self-deprecating humour makes her all the more endearing… Continue reading Lessons In Art

Nilupa Yasmin: Grow Me A Waterlily

Nilupa Yasmin’s work is primarily lens based, while taking a keen interest in the notion of culture, self-identity and anthropology. Combined with her love for handcraft and photographic explorations, the artist repeatedly draws upon her own South Asian culture and heritage. The practice of weaving, passed down through inheritance, has become an integral exploration in the development and expression of human value. Her research examines … Continue reading Nilupa Yasmin: Grow Me A Waterlily

Muslim Women in the Era of #MeToo

by Furqan Mohamed Honour. That, unfortunately, is what it all comes down to. Rape culture perpetuates the idea that whatever a woman has done to her, is her fault and it is shameful. Harmful societal constructs encourage the thinking that a woman, if harassed, 1) brought it on herself, 2) should have done something to prevent her assault/abuse 3) she should protect her and her … Continue reading Muslim Women in the Era of #MeToo